Wednesday's Westwood situation clear as mud

Last updated : 20 February 2020 By Chris Morris
Keeper releases statement
 
Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood released a statement on social media earlier this week to try and clarify his position at the club but the statement raised as many questions as it answered.
 
Westwood stated that he was speaking out in response to online trolling that he had received in a bid to try and set the record straight. The statement revealed that he had not fallen out with Owls manager Garry Monk and he respected the decision that had been made, although it did not clarify what that decision is.
 
The Irish goalkeeper spoke in fond terms of his time at the club and stated that there were no bad attitudes or ill feeling in respect of his current position but the statement seemed like it was a sign he was not in the plans of the manager, despite the fact he still has nearly a year and a half to run on a contract that he only signed prior to the start of this season.
 
The 34-year-old concluded by affirming his support for the club and requested that the supporters stick together and get behind the team.
 
Westwood has not featured for the Owls in 2020. He lost his place to Cameron Dawson who had done a good job when called upon to deputise for and then take over from Westwood in the first half of the season but the young stopper has struggled with his own form during the current run of 1 win in 10 league games.